Tag Archives: GCHQ

Britain launches cyber security centre, but fails to protect citizens from biggest hackers of all

The British Government has launched a new centre for combatting cyber security threats. Its website offers abundant advice, yet it neglects to advise citizens how to protect themselves from the biggest hackers of all. Namely, GCHQ (and its US partner, … Continue reading

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An army of snoopers is being trained, but it is not run by GCHQ

  An army of spies is being trained across the British Isles. They are not ‘fifth columnists’ but the man in the pub, the woman on the bus, and even your fellow worker. A series of training modules, examined by The … Continue reading

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‘Blacklisting’ in Britain is rife – and in the total surveillance society, no one is immune

Blacklisting, whereby people are denied work because of their political beliefs or affiliations, is illegal and allegedly no longer practised. But in our current surveillance society, a host of other intrusive practices have replaced it. Private companies may be vetting … Continue reading

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As “Snoopers Charter” becomes law, one ISP is showing how state surveillance can be bypassed

The Investigatory Powers Bill, or ‘Snooper’s Charter‘, is about to become law. This will make legal the mass surveillance technologies that UK agency GCHQ and its partners have deployed for the last decade or more, as revealed by Edward Snowden. … Continue reading

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UK tribunal rules hacking is legal (compromising security; enabling fraud)

In a remarkable, though unsurprising ruling the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has stated that it is perfectly legal for Britain’s spy agency, GCHQ, to hack into anyone’s computer and to continue with their practice of bulk surveillance of not just sections … Continue reading

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GCHQ becomes Spectre as Snoopers Charter 2.0 is licenced to chill

Today (Wednesday) the new version of the “Snoopers’ Charter” was revealed in the guise of the draft Investigatory Powers bill. It is a bill rife with obfuscation, weasel words and deceit. But look beyond the soundbites, spin and headline pullers … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch flips | Sunday Times article on Snowden rife with errors

Today, Times Newspapers Ltd (TNL), the company that owns the Sunday Times, issued a copyright infringement notice to the legal owners of First Look/The Intercept, the online news magazine. The ostensible reason for this is that TNL believe that The … Continue reading

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